from BrandonTurbeville Website
Video footage of Gray's arrest alone is cause enough for anger but his subsequent death after wounds inflicted by police - while not on video - are an atrocious case of neglect at best and outright torture and murder at worst.
Given the track record of the U.S.
law enforcement community and the history of Baltimore's
policing in general, the latter is the most likely scenario.
However, the subsequent descent into
riots, race violence, burning, and looting have only served to
galvanize many Americans into support for brutal policing, divide
races against one another, and further destroy the neighborhoods and
communities of the very people being oppressed by the police.
For that reason, members of this "other"
race, in this case whites, lose any sympathy with the alleged cause
of the movement and begin to side with the police since the police
are, at least, equal opportunity oppressors.
Indeed, the prevention of white and
black cooperation has been a staple in the American oligarchical
It was precisely because of his growing ability to not only unite blacks as a people, subsequently uniting blacks with a number of whites, but also because of his understanding of enlightened self-interest that allowed him to work with varying groups across the racial, political, and economic divisions of society for mutual benefit that he posed greater and greater danger to the oligarchical system.
It was for this reason that he was eliminated.
In the minds of oligarchs, a man that
can unite a race of people is a dangerous man indeed, but a man that
can unite more than one race of people is an enemy that represents
an end to the oligarchy.
Unfortunately, it also sets the stage
for the acceptance of that occupation by the average American.
As these riots increase in frequency and scale all across the country, the tension amongst the general population and all of its sufficiently radicalized social groups (via television, media, and increasingly hostile personal experiences) will begin to boil over.
Austerity, lack of work and disposable income, high food and water prices, and other societal strains will contribute to tensions to the point where riots will become a relatively recent fact of life that Americans will beg to be delivered from by any means possible.
That deliverance will come in the form
of the State
and martial law.
The immigration issue thus serves to pit
blacks and whites against Latinos and immigrants. Other races and
social groups will no doubt be thrown in for the mix or be lumped in
with larger ones.
Considering the social and racial
narrative chosen by
the U.S. elites, it is unlikely
that such a crackdown will occur under Obama's watch so as to
play up the narrative that
Obama, a Democrat and a minority himself, is giving
special treatment to minorities thus paving the way for a new
administration, free of 8 years of baggage to act as the new sheriff
in town and set out to crack heads.